The third largest city in Croatia is an interesting mix of harbor life, stately Habsburg architecture and relaxed atmosphere. Located in the northern part of the Adriatic Coast, Rijeka also lies on the very mouth of the so-called Rječina. That's why her inhabitants have affectionately dubbed her The City that Flows. Rijeka boasts numerous historical landmarks, but also offers an abundance of interesting cultural and sporting events – it’s been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture of 2020.
History enthusiasts rarely miss the chance to see the Old Town or to visit Trsat. Both are located in Rijeka and have the power to send their visitors back to the Middle Ages. The Old Town boasts its own leaning tower, a noticeably tilted building dating back to 1377. Fun in Rijeka never stops – besides the biggest and the merriest carnival in the whole of Croatia, there’s also Homo si teć, the largest street race. Platak is great for skiing during the winter, while at Preluk you can do windsurfing during the summer.
The biggest port in Croatia is the one located in Rijeka. Considering it has more rainy days than London – Europe's very own rainy capital, it's no wonder most people choose to go to beaches outside the city. Luckily, there are plenty of those, even just a half hour drive away from the center of Rijeka. Besides, Rijeka is the ideal point of departure for those traveling to one of the many sunbathed islands along the northern Adriatic Coast.